I had to get it out of my system – some very careful seam ripping was necessary as I really wanted to see how different the wild floral kaleidoscope star would look with my final choice of fabrics for these stars.
Remember this one?
What a difference! The lighter, brighter batik for the kites and the pink triangles make this cheerful and far more vibrant, which is exactly the look I was going for, for the wild floral kaleidoscope stars.
I think this one might have looked rather sedate with the other fabrics – not now!
Then I just had to make one more before I go back to sewing all the Silent Garden, Harpsichord and 9-patch blocks in the rotation I’ve got established. And so far, I think this one may be my favourite of the Not So Silent Garden stars.
I’ve been grading the seams as I go while sewing these Not So Silent Garden stars. It really does make a big difference in the blocks, so I’m going to now grade the seams of all the Tranquil Garden and brown & blue garden stars that I’ve made so far.
I’ve been busy printing too – lots of the kites and irregular hexagons for the Not So Silent Garden stars but still have loads left to print.
Spring has finally arrived. While there may not be leaves on the trees yet, it looks like the daffodils will open this week. The robins are back. The cardinals have been serenading us. On the weekend the mourning doves were sitting on a tree branch right outside our living room window for a while – I thought I’d heard them, so it was nice to see them. And the little redheaded woodpecker is back. Watching that tiny bird fascinates me. I think I got a decent picture of it, but now I’ve got to find the cord for the camera I used as I needed its zoom to try to get that picture.
“Not a Quiet Garden!”
Jake has had some things to watch out on the roof garden – finally!
Baxter really knows how to relax.